Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Keepmoat Stadium will host Wednesday’s League One game between Doncaster Rovers and Accrington Stanley. The Donny have been anything but brilliant in February, with the team heading into the midweek clash following back-to-back defeats to Fleetwood Town (1-3) and Sunderland (1-4). Doncaster Rovers are eager to give fans something to cheer about, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Accrington Stanley.
John Coleman’s charges, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run. Accrington are only two points behind the playoffs, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Keepmoat Stadium showdown. Since Doncaster Rovers failed to convert two penalty kicks in the 4-1 defeat to Sunderland, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. A man to watch in the away team will be Dion Charles, who scored a brace in the 2-2 draw with Lincoln.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.